Supreme Court to de­cide Da­suki’s bail Jan 25

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By John Chuks Azu

The Supreme Court has fixed Jan­uary 25 for rul­ing on the ap­peal by former Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­viser (NSA), Col. Sambo Da­suki (rtd) chal­leng­ing the dis­obe­di­ence to var­i­ous or­ders of court for his bail.

A four mem­ber panel of jus­tices led by Jus­tice Datijo Mo­hammed yes­ter­day or­dered coun­sel to Da­suki, Joseph Daudu (SAN) and Fed­eral Govern­ment, Ro­timi Ja­cobs (SAN) to reg­u­lar­ize and ex­change pro­cesses in re­spect of the case.

Da­suki has been in the cus­tody of the De­part­ment of the State Se­cu­rity (DSS), since 2015 de­spite or­ders for his bail by some high courts of the FCT, the Fed­eral High Court and the ECOWAS Com­mu­nity Court.

Da­suki wants the apex court to com­pel the Fed­eral Govern­ment to obey or­ders of three dif­fer­ent courts or in the al­ter­na­tive, stop his trial at both the Fed­eral High Court and the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory High Courts, pend­ing the time the prose­cu­tion will com­ply with the or­der to en­able him pre­pare for his de­fence.

Da­suki was in De­cem­ber 2015 ar­raigned on a five counts charge of il­le­gal pos­ses­sion of firearms and money laun­der­ing.

He is also fac­ing trial for al­leged di­ver­sion of $2.1 bil­lion arms funds in other courts.

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